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Steps To Install Power Link Generator 1. Download the [url removed, login to view] file to your desktop.2. Use WinZip to extract the 'plg' folder, also saving to your desktop.3. You should now have a folder on your desktop named 'plg'.This is your directory. If you change the name of this folder, remember to replace the ‘plg’ with the new name. 4. Using your FTP program upload the 'plg' directory to your web-site under your www or public_html [url removed, login to view]: You may also download to any sub directory if you are going to be using "add-on" domains or "sub" domains.5. Using your FTP program change the permission to 666 for these five files:» adminsetting.php» campaigns.txt» id.txt» lifehits.txt» statistics.txt6. Using your FTP program create a folder called 'recommends'.This is your admin directory. You can use any name for this folder, such as, presents, announces, [url removed, login to view] you use 'recommends' your links will look like this: '[url removed, login to view]’If you use ‘presents’ your links will look like this: '[url removed, login to view] presents/campaign’PLEASE NOTE: You will be asked to provide the name of the admin directory in the final stages of the setup. 7. Using your FTP program change the permission to 777 for the folder you just [url removed, login to view] you choose on setup to use the new system of storing campaigns the 777 permissions on recommends folder are not required and on some servers campaigns will not redirect properly if you use 777 permissions on recommends folder (in case of redirect problems while using new system (only if you are usiong new system) please make sure that you have 755 permissions on recommends folder.8. If you want to use the new system for campaigns (.htaccess based) upload to your admin directory, these two files: ".htaccess" and "index.php" files. You will find the correct .htaccess file by using your FTP Progam and going to the PLG folder and then clicking on the ‘upload’ folder. Once there, upload the .htaccess file into the admin directory that you created. DO NOT use the .htaccess file located in the PLG folder. Remember, use the one in the upload folder! PLEASE NOTE: The "index.php" file you need will be generated by the script, but only after you run the [url removed, login to view] file from you browser ([url removed, login to view]). Once you run the setup you will see this: Upload "index.php" and ".htaccess" on your server in /recommends folderClick here to get "index.php" file (You will find ".htaccess" in installation kit inside the folder "upload") You need to click "Click here to get "index.php" file" link from step 3.1 AND SAVE the file on your computer and then upload it to server inside your admin directory. DO NOT use the [url removed, login to view] file in the “plg folder” If you do, you will get an error message and your install WILL NOT be successful. OLD SYSTEM: When a new campaign is created the script will make a new folder, named as campaign name, inside of admin directory and a [url removed, login to view] file inside the new folder!NEW SYSTEM: When a new campaign is created the script will not make the folder or [url removed, login to view] file because the redirect will be made using a ".htaccess" file and a single "index.php" file located inside the admin directory!9. Check inside the 'plg' folder if the file '.htaccess' was uploaded. If was not uploaded and you can't upload it using your ftp program than rename the file 'htaccess', that should be in plg folder on your web-site, to '.htaccess'.10. Run the [url removed, login to view] file from you browser ([url removed, login to view])NOTE: the link above might be different based on name of the 'plg' folder (if you change it), protocol that you are using (http, https or other), location of 'plg' folder (public folder or a subfolder that is not an "add-on" domain or "sub" domain)11. Follow the instructions during setup.12. If you choosed to use the new redirect system and the campaigns are not redirecting properly change the permission for admin directory to 755 using your ftp program!13. Enjoy the [url removed, login to view] MYSQL DATABASE: (you can set this up, after you have installed the script to your server !) First go to your cpane, login with your username and password, and then go to mysql databases, create a new database and a new [url removed, login to view] is an option to add the user you just created to the database, with all privileges, so do that. Now you have the empty database, and a new user assigned to [url removed, login to view] Power Link Generator, in Edit Profile, you will have to add the info you just created. The Mysql Host is usually "localhost". If you have the database on another server, you have to put that server [url removed, login to view] Username is the username you connect to your host, followed by "_" and by the user you just created. Example: You log in to your site with the username "test", and you created a user for your database called "mysqlusername". In the Mysql Username field from Power Link Generator you will have to put "test_mysqlusername".For Mysql Password, you put the password you created for the user. At Mysql Database Name you put the data just like for the username. Example: The username you use to connect to your site is "test" and the database name is "power", the database name will be "test_power" For Mysql prefix, you put anything you want. This is if the database you use for power link generator is not empty, and there might be a table with the same name that power link generator uses. In this case, you can put "power" or "plg".You are all set, hit "Update" and the script will attempt to create the tables. If is unsuccessful, it will return an error. Install Successful! Congratulations!
UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Download the Upgrade file to your desktop. 2. FTP the files to the same location as your origional install. 3. You have to run again the [url removed, login to view] file, to update the settings of the script. 4. If you use Mysql database to manage your campaigns, before creating any new campaigns, run the [url removed, login to view] from the new version. Example: [url removed, login to view] If the operation is successful or if it isn't, you will get a confirmation message. 5. Upgrade Complete! NOTICE: Typically upgrade files do not include the [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] and adminsettings.php. Reloading these files from any folder to your server could result in data loss. Please make sure you are loading the UPGRADE version and not a full [url removed, login to view] any case, backup your [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] files. Backup your existing files before upgrading in case you run into problems. 1)Extract and load the files to your server in the same folder where you first installed power link generator. You will be asked if you want to overwrite files. Click yes..2) Rerun [url removed, login to view] then login and go to edit profile, and click on save. In the event that the text files need to be changed due to a software upgrade we will provide the necessary conversion programs with the update.